We still can’t get away from Bountygate, but I heard something today that actually surprised me. A couple different NFL people said Tuesday that they believe that a full-season suspension is a distinct possibility for Gregg Williams. I knew the NFL was serious about this thing, but I never thought a full year was a real possibility. I mean, there’s no doubt that Williams is going to get fined, probably heavily, and I thought there was a chance he might be gone for a few games. But a full season? Really?
I don’t want it to feel like I’m not taking this scandal seriously, but how can the league banish a guy for a year when most every team in the league does some form of the same thing? I don’t want to keep comparing this to Spygate because I think it’s apples and oranges, but since others have brought the comparison forth, I’ll use it. If you look at the punishment handed to Bill Belichick, it makes a year suspension even more ridiculous.
I want to emphasize that Williams has not been suspended yet and we don’t know what’s going to happen, and this is all just talk right now. But if he does get a year, it’s going to be a great injustice.